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Old 03-08-2012, 11:50 AM  
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Neighborhood watch captain shoots innocent black youth and doesn't even get arrested

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ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - The family of a 17-year-old African-American boy shot to death last month in his gated Florida community by a white Neighborhood Watch captain wants to see the captain arrested, the family's lawyer said on Wednesday.

Trayvon Martin was shot dead after he took a break from watching NBA All-Star game television coverage to walk 10 minutes to a convenience store to buy snacks including Skittles candy requested by his 13-year-old brother, Chad, the family's lawyer Ben Crump said.

"He was a good kid," Crump said in an interview, adding that the family would issue a call for the Watch captain's arrest at a news conference on Thursday. "On his way home, a Neighborhood Watch loose cannon shot and killed him."

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Trayvon, who lived in Miami with his mother, had been visiting his father and stepmother in a gated townhome community called The Retreat at Twin Lakes in Sanford, 20 miles north of Orlando.

As Trayvon returned to the townhome, Sanford police received a 911 call reporting a suspicious person.

Although names are blacked out on the police report, Crump and media reports at the time of the shooting identified the caller as George Zimmerman who is listed in the community's newsletter as the Neighborhood Watch captain.

Without waiting for police to arrive, Crump said, Zimmerman confronted Trayvon, who was on the sidewalk near his home. By the time police got there, Trayvon was dead of a single gunshot to the chest.

"What do the police find in his pocket? Skittles," Crump said. "A can of Arizona ice tea in his jacket pocket and Skittles in his front pocket for his brother Chad."

Zimmerman could not be reached for comment on Wednesday evening at a phone number listed for him on the community's newsletter.

Crump said the family was concerned that police might decide to consider the shooting as self defense, and that police have ignored the family's request for a copy of the original 911 call, which they think will shed light on the incidents.

"If the 911 protocol across the country held to form here, they told him not to get involved. He disobeyed that order," said Ryan Julison, a spokesman for the family.

"He (Zimmerman) didn't have to get out of his car," said Crump, who has prepared a public records lawsuit to file on Thursday if the family doesn't get the 911 tape. "If he never gets out of his car, there is no reason for self-defense. Trayvon only has skittles. He has the gun."

Since Trayvon, a high school junior who wanted to be a pilot, was black and Zimmerman is white, Crump said race is "the 600 pound elephant in the room."

"Why is this kid suspicious in the first place? I think a stereotype must have been placed on the kid," Crump said.

(Editing By Cynthia Johnston and Peter Bohan)

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Old 12-09-2012, 01:38 PM   #3616
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Sure they do, does not mean they are going to shoot them.. Of course the person happens to commit felony assault on them.
No, they don't. You see the easiest way to not have someone to assault you? Don't follow and accost them when they are simply walking down the street.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:40 PM   #3617
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You are a bad man , you don't need a gun ever do you? You would rip him apart with your bare hands wouldn't you?
I own several guns. That aside don't be silly. You have to carry a gun, elect yourself captain dipshit, drive around stalking 16 year old kids, jump out of your car, confront a 16 year old kid, get your ass kicked and then kill him to be a bad man!!! George Zimmerman American badass
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:42 PM   #3618
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No, they don't. You see the easiest way to not have someone to assault you? Don't follow and accost them when they are simply walking down the street.
Of course no one likes to be followed but still you cannot justify him commuting felony assault for doing so.

When T decided to slam Z's head into that concrete/asphalt, it became felony assault and Deadly force can be used on someone committing a felony assault.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:42 PM   #3619
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I own several guns. That aside don't be silly. You have to carry a gun, elect yourself captain dipshit, drive around stalking 16 year old kids, jump out of your car, confront a 16 year old kid, get your ass kicked and then kill him to be a bad man!!! George Zimmerman American badass
You are too stupid to fire one , why do you own one?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #3620
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:44 PM   #3621
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Not on private property.. Wrong Again

Oh so he was a bad community watchman... They should fire him...

WHO THE **** CARES.... it has nothing to do with this case and he is not required by law to follow their protocol
I don't care about legality. Zimmerman didn't do anything illegal based on what we know. Is it possible Zimmerman did anything to provoke Trayvon into thinking he had to defend himself? Absolutely in the realm of possibility.

But I am talking about the ridiculous defense of his actions, that he has the right to act like a reckless vigilante. Gun owners should be ashamed of Zimmerman, not defend him.

And it is a very important discussion. To what extent should private citizens have police powers? Especially a guy like Zimmerman who is one of the last people I'd want on the job.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:45 PM   #3622
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Scooter? You are a fence riding piece of shit moonbat... go **** yourself...
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #3623
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I don't care about legality. Zimmerman didn't do anything illegal based on what we know. Is it possible Zimmerman did anything to provoke Trayvon into thinking he had to defend himself? Absolutely in the realm of possibility.

But I am talking about the ridiculous defense of his actions, that he has the right to act like a reckless vigilante. Gun owners should be ashamed of Zimmerman, not defend him.

And it is a very important discussion. To what extent should private citizens have police powers? Especially a guy like Zimmerman who is one of the last people I'd want on the job.
Z is a dumbass.... No problem whatsoever with that but you tell me how many times you are going to have your head pounded into the pavement if you have a gun in your pocket before you fire... Or do you think you deserve what you get up to dying?
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Of course no one likes to be followed but still you cannot justify him commuting felony assault for doing so.

When T decided to slam Z's head into that concrete/asphalt, it became felony assault and Deadly force can be used on someone committing a felony assault.
And what initiated a flight then fight response from Tray?

Do you typically go around following people in your neighborhood? Have any of them escaped form your basement?
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Did I hurt your feelings skippy? Don't shoot me
You didn't hurt my feeling , you just reassured what I have known all along... You are a big mouthed tough guy acting pussy libtard with a small man syndrome.
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And what initiated a flight then fight response from Tray?

Do you typically go around following people in your neighborhood? Have any of them escaped form your basement?
Answer me.... How many times will you let T pound your head into the concrete before you shoot?
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You didn't hurt my feeling , you just reassured what I have known all along... You are a big mouthed tough guy acting pussy libtard with a small man syndrome.
Says the guy who promotes bringing a gun to a fist fight.
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If the neighborhood was constantly getting robbed,...
You forgot to mention that there had been break-ins recently in that neighborhood.
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Says the guy who promotes bringing a gun to a fist fight.
How did he know T was unarmed?
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